Upcoming Raw Food Classes with Chef-Instructor Chaya-Ryvka Diehl. Click a class title or image below for detailed information.

Everyday Raw Food
Everyday Raw Food

Everyday Raw Foods

Health Investment: $55 per person

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How would you incorporate raw for breakfast, lunch and dinner?  This class will show you quick and easy fresh meals that your whole family – and your budget – will enjoy.

Even with a family of picky eaters, this class will teach you recipes that everyone will find intriguing and enjoyable. We will incorporate plenty of low sugar and all gluten free recipes to support a healthy and well balanced diet.

In every-day raw foods you will learn: 

  • Which fresh foods are best for satisfying “grab-and-go” meals
  •  The secret weapon every chef uses to make a great kale salad
  •  Which superfoods are the most versatile, and useful
  •  How to make coconut butter at home in a matter of minutes.
  •  How savory ingredients can be used to make your desserts stand out of the crowd.
  •  The simplest techniques to opening those darn coconuts!!!!

CLASS MENU:

  • Breakfast – Vitamineral Coconut Water, Fresh Fruit Granola, Hemp Milk
  • Lunch – Collard Wraps with Shredded Veggies, hunza raisins, lime vinaigrette. Macadamia Cheese and a sweet chili-lime dipping sauce
  • Dinner – Creamy tomato soup with a marinated kale salad and nori strips
  • Dessert – Lemon Rosemary Coconut Cups

*Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made a minimum of two days before class will be given a full refund. Less than two days before the class, refunds and credits are not given. However, if something comes up and you cannot attend, feel free to send someone else in your place.

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Hands on Holiday Desserts Class
Hands on Holiday Desserts Class

The Holiday season is synonymous with indulgent celebration, irresistible treats and for many people a few added and unwanted pounds. Whether you are gluten intolerant, are adhering to a strict raw, vegan, paleo or other diet, or would just like to learn how to make healthier food options for yourself and family this class will give you tools, techniques and recipes that will become guilt free family favorites. Using unheated whole, plant based, grain-free ingredients, high mineral sweeteners with low glycemic options, and healthy fats we will create a menu of lusciously healthy holiday favorites.

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Chef Chaya is teaming up with Kitchen on Fire in Berkeley, CA for a 3 hour hands on raw dessert prep class. You will walk away confident of how to make these foods for yourself and family. We will provide recipe packets and samples of all the foods we make.

On the Menu:

Nut Nog Panna Cotta

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Coconut Whipped Cream

Fresh Fruit Parfaits

Raw Chocolate

Peppermint Patty Coconut Bark

Finger Lickin’ Fudge

You will learn how to:

Make Fresh Almond Milk

How to open Thai Young Coconuts

learn why preparing desserts in this way is the healthiest way to “have your cake and eat it too”.

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Holiday Desserts with Gratitude
Holiday Desserts with Gratitude

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DATE: November, 11th 2014

TIME: 2:00 – 3:30 pm

LOCATION: Cafe Gratitude, Berkeley

Pre-registration required

Join Chef Chaya-Ryvka and Cafe Gratitude, Berkeley for an hour and a half that is sure to transform Holiday Dessert Indulgences into a guilt-free pleasure that will bring joy to your mind, body, spirit and conscience! Yes, you can have your cake (or pie) eat it too and know you are actually doing something good for your body! Not to mention your friends and family will not have a clue that what they are eating is actually healthy ;-) .

ALL OF CHAYA’S DESSERTS ARE RAW, VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE, & AGAVE FREE.

In this class you will learn: 

  • A gorgeous, easy to serve, raw, vegan and gluten free pie crust that can be used for any variety of pie fillings.
  • How to use raw, whole food ingredients to create a classic dessert that is at least as good (if not better) tasting – by far – than the traditional counterpart.
  • How to open a Young Coconut with ease.
  • How to make a lofty raw vegan whipped cream.
  • How to make your desserts stand out with classy visual appeal.
  • How to make sure your desserts have that flavor “pop” that lure everyone back for “just one more”.

CLASS MENU:

  • Raw Vegan Pumpkin Pie
  • Pecan Crust
  • Coconut Milk
  • Sky High Coconut Whipped Cream (nut free)

 

*Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made a minimum of two days before class will be given a full refund. Less than two days before the class, refunds and credits are not given. However, if something comes up and you cannot attend, feel free to send someone else in your place.

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Introduction to Raw Desserts Class
Introduction to Raw Desserts Class

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Health Investment: $15 per person

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Raw food desserts are the easiest and most delicious tool to guide a person onto a healthier path with food. 

When you know how to choose and use the tools and ingredients that are available to us, an indulgent magic and alchemy of the most stunning and decadent nature comes to life!Living Vision will be offering a variety of raw dessert preparation courses to guide you through understanding the tools, ingredients and methods of the raw “patisserie”.

Introduction to Raw Desserts will give you a background for the variety of tools, ingredients and methods used in raw dessert preparation. This class is an excellent foundation for the beginning to advanced courses that will follow, or just to get yourself more comfortable with the raw dessert pantry. It is not mandatory for future classes, but will prove to be very helpful!

In this one hour introductory course you will receive detailed handouts with class notes and recipes, as well as samples of the deliciousness being demoed.

We will cover:

  • Why raw desserts are far superior for human health, childhood health, and the health of our planet than the traditional standard counterpart.
  • How a sweet could open the door for personal health transformation – especially in those extremely picky eaters!
  • The main ingredients used in raw dessert preparation.
  • How to prepare and store your nuts and seeds for future use.
  • Raw and not so raw sweeteners, when to use them, why and how.
  • What ingredients we use to create a variety of textures.
  • What ingredients we use to create a variety of color.
  • My #1 key to making your desserts “Pop”.
  • Finally we will have a brief demo on how to take everyday whole food ingredients and transform them into a sweet snack or elegant dessert that all of your friends and family will gladly indulge in.

The demo portion of this class will cover:

  • Cookie Dough Thumbprints 
  • Finger Lickin’ Fudge
  • How to put them together to create pure raw indulgence!!!

*Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made a minimum of two days before class will be given a full refund. Less than two days before the class, refunds and credits are not given. However, if something comes up and you cannot attend, feel free to send someone else in your place.

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Raw Dessert Finger Foods
Raw Dessert Finger Foods

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Health Investment: $65 per person

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Learn to make 5 star raw vegan desserts that will delight the senses of young and old alike. These elegant offerings will enhance any special occasion, satisfying the deepest sweet desire in the perfect bite sized nugget.

In this class you will learn: 

  • How to make handheld “party” style raw desserts.
  • How to use raw, whole food ingredients to create classic desserts that are better – by far – than their traditional counterparts.
  • How to make a lofty raw vegan whipped cream.
  • How to make your desserts stand out with classy visual appeal.
  • How to make sure your desserts have that flavor “pop” that lure everyone back for “just one more”.
  •  How to make a moldable raw chocolate.

CLASS MENU:

  • Miniature Lemon Lime Cupcakes with a Coconut Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Strawberries n’ Whipped Coconut Cream
  • Chocolate Dipped Fruit Skewers
  • Chocolate Ganache, Raspberry Bars with a Dark Chocolate Drizzle

*Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made a minimum of two days before class will be given a full refund. Less than two days before the class, refunds and credits are not given. However, if something comes up and you cannot attend, feel free to send someone else in your place.

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Raw Food Snack Attack
Raw Food Snack Attack

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Health Investment: $75 per person

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Are you tired of handing over your whole paycheck to the Grocery Store for your favorite raw snack foods?  This class will teach you to make your own, using the basics of dehydration and flavor combining. You will learn how to make your favorite store-bought sweet and savory snacks, at fraction of the cost, and more delicious that you can imagine!

In Raw Food Snack Attack you will learn:

  • What equipment is essential in your home kitchen.
  • All about dehydration.
  • Techniques to get the perfect crunch .
  • When you need your nuts – and when you don’t.  
  • Which vegetables are the best for dehydration.
  • Techniques and recipes for sweet, savory, and texturally appealing raw snack food 
  • How to stay juicy (well hydrated and alkaline) while still enjoying your raw snack foods.

CLASS MENU:

  • Easy Ranch Dressing with Vegetable Crudite
  • Kale Chips – Sweet and Savory, Nutty and Not
  • Veggie Chips
  • Super Brain Chia Garden Crackers
  • Sprouted Trail Mix
  • Buckwheat Cocoa Crispie’s
  • Superpower Hemp-Chia Milk
  • Buckwheat  Granola
  • Crispy Coconut Cookies
  • Superfood Energy Bars
  • Alkalizing Green Drink

*Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made a minimum of two days before class will be given a full refund. Less than two days before the class, refunds and credits are not given. However, if something comes up and you cannot attend, feel free to send someone else in your place.

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